New fund for frontline organisations tackling loneliness announced

  • Government launches £2 million grant fund for organisations tackling loneliness
  • New funding comes one year since publication of landmark Loneliness Strategy
  • Builds on existing £11.5 million Building Connections Fund and support for community space and tech projects

A new £2 million fund is being launched to help organisations at the frontline of tackling loneliness across the country, Minister for Civil Society Baroness Barran has announced this week. 

The funding aims to support frontline, grassroots organisations that bring people together and help them build social connections. These could include community cafés, street parties, coffee mornings or local walking groups. 

The investment will help small organisations promote themselves more widely, help fund the use of suitable venues and accessible transport, and bring established groups together to best serve local people at risk of loneliness.

More details about the fund, eligibility and how to apply will be announced soon.